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Explore research on industrial lead exposure, childhood lead poisoning, and the health impacts of lead water pipes, as well as related public health guidance through items in the NLM Digital Collections.

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Final Report of the Committee on Spray Coating, The National Safety Council, 1927

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The National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization concerned with worker and consumer safety, published the results of a study on industrial spray-painting hazards including lead exposure. The report provided scientific information to help industry officials develop safety protocols.